Russia’s Interior Minister promises to expand cooperation with North Korea

The Russian Minister of Internal Affairs,Lieutenant-General Vladimir Kolokoltsev, during his meeting with the President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea, Kim Yong-nam, in Pyongyang, announced Russia's intention to expand cooperation with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), reported  the spokesperson of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs , Irina Volk, on Tuesday.

“The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia stressed that Russia values friendship and good-neighborly relations with the DPRK and is firmly committed to continuing the principled line on the development of mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation,” TASS quoted Volk.

According to the official spokesperson for the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Kolokoltsev told Kim Young-nam about the extensive work carried out by Russian law enforcement agencies to ensure security at last year’s World Cup. "The parties discussed ways to strengthen friendly ties between our states and noted the intensification of Russian-Korean inter-agency contacts, including through law enforcement agencies," said Volk.

Kolokoltsev welcomed the DPRK leadership’s intention to send its representatives to participate in Russia’s major international events in 2019. These events include the VIII Moscow Conference on International Security, the X International Meeting of High Representatives in charge of security issues, the V Eastern Economic Forum and many others.

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